21 December 2001

Bids for dairy unit fall short

POSSIBLY the last farm to go under the hammer this year failed to make its reserve last week. South Rogerston Farm, near Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, was guided at £300,000-£350,000 but the best bid in the room was only £285,000.

A spokesman for selling agent Edward &#42 Perkins said the timing of the sale was possibly to blame. The 112-acre dairy farm has no reserves of forage so would have been of limited interest to stock farmers or dairymen.

The firm is anticipating more interest when the holding is relaunched in the spring. &#42

&#8226 GREENSLADE Taylor Hunt has just launched Hayfield Farm, Bickenhall, near Taunton, Somerset. Guided at £325,000, the holding features a four-bedroomed modern bungalow and a range of farm buildings including a number of stables. The land is fertile pasture and extends to 11.34 acres.

&#8226 HUMBERTS is offering a 170-acre block of High Weald land between Benenden and Rolvenden, Kent. The parcel includes 92 acres of Grade 3 IACS-registered arable land, 66 acres of ancient semi-natural woodland and 11 acres of pasture including a rare traditional Kentish cobnut platt (orchard). Price is £325,000. &#42